I am new to programming with Visual C++ and have been trying to get a simple program running - and having difficulties.

What I want to write is a program which:
- Can download an XML file from the web
- Parse it to retrieve information held in specific XML elements

Could someone point me in the direction of a good tutorial or help me out woth some example code?

Many thanks

If it's on windows, just use Win32 api (1 line of code to download, a few more to parse with COM)
see on Win32 api group for sample codes (C, C++)